Envisioning the delivery of true primary care telehealth

KevinMD

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted how we deliver primary care to patients. Before the pandemic, telehealth seemed to be a way to deliver urgent care for acute issues to a select group of tech-savvy patients.

Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

Health Populi

” Perhaps Definition 3 in the OED could be updated by a blog published online in the September 25, 2020, issue of Health Affairs, A New “PPE” For A Thriving Community: Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity. Primary care in the U.S.

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What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system. But in a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , commercially-insured adults were found to have visited primary care providers (PCPs) less often, and 1 in 2 had no PCP visits in one year.

Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care. Tech Mobile health Primary CareSafe Motherhood Initiative: ACOG DII SMI […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Precision Medicine Finds A Home In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Precision Medicine Finds A Home In Primary Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Joel Diamond MD precision medicine primary careThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Pharmacies Grow for Primary Care On-Ramps – And J.D. Power Says Consumers Like That

Health Populi

More use of primary care services also drove greater satisfaction and spending per consumer at a rate of $11 more spending per person. But Walmart has been expanding its primary care services — so we’ll watch to see in 2021’s J.D.

Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support

Electronic Health Reporter

In April 2019, CMS announced the Primary Cares Initiative which is expected to reduce administrative burdens and increase patient care while decreasing healthcare costs. Learn more about the payment models of the Primary Cares Initiatives, and how eConsults directly support this new initiative. The article Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Virtual primary care symptom checker startup K Health closes $132M Series E

Mobi Health News

The New York-based company also announced the launch of a pediatric care offering for children ages 3-17.

Elation Health snags $40M for primary care platform

Mobi Health News

The company plans on using the funds to add new capabilities including billing and payment collection.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announce the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. The CMS Primary Cares Initiative will […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Startup tackling loneliness among seniors expands into virtual primary care

FierceHealthIT

Startup tackling loneliness among seniors expands into virtual primary care. hlandi. Mon, 12/14/2020 - 17:48

What Pieces of Primary Care Work Virtually in a Post-COVID World? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by Matt Sakumoto (@MattSakumoto) on the topic “What Pieces of Primary Care Work Virtually in a Post-COVID World?“ “ Matt Sakumoto is a primary care physician and product manager […].

Humana to offer Primary Care First model across 48 states

FierceHealthIT

Humana to offer Primary Care First model across 48 states. pminemyer. Wed, 12/09/2020 - 14:42

Moletest offers skin cancer screening test to primary care professionals

Mobi Health News

The medical technology company aims to reduce unnecessary dermatology referrals to secondary care

Connecting Genetics and Primary Care: NorthShore’s Bold Ambitions

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The health system’s new DNA10K initiative looks to improve the link between genomic data and primary care

When will primary care docs get the COVID-19 vaccine? Many still in the dark

FierceHealthIT

When will primary care docs get the COVID-19 vaccine? Many still in the dark. hlandi. Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:25

UnitedHealthcare launches new virtual primary care offering in 11 states

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealthcare launches new virtual primary care offering in 11 states. pminemyer. Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:37

JPM21: Teladoc projects 2020 revenue to reach $1.1B as it expands virtual primary care

FierceHealthIT

as it expands virtual primary care. JPM21: Teladoc projects 2020 revenue to reach $1.1B hlandi. Mon, 01/11/2021 - 12:01

Using telehealth to enhance patient-primary care provider interactions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Finding Success in 2020 and Beyond with RPM and Primary Care

Health Recovery Solutions

COVID-19 has forced healthcare providers to innovate and adapt to maintain the standard levels of care expected by patients across the country. Patient Engagement primary care COVID-19

Teladoc reveals new pilots focused on virtual primary care, hospital at home and CGM data insights

Mobi Health News

In a J P. Morgan virtual talk, CEO Jason Gorevic said the programs have either already kicked off or will be launching later this year

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Primary Care Practice Improves Patient Health Using Digital Tools

Healthcare IT Today

With COVID-19 transmission risks remaining high, many medical practices have been forced to change their business model from one built on face-to-face appointments to delivering patient care via telehealth visits virtually overnight.

Primary care docs outperform symptom-checking apps – but some apps come close

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A study published earlier this month in BMJ Open found that primary care practitioners outperformed eight symptom-checking apps when it came to the diagnostic accuracy and safety of the advice.

Primary care leaders call for clarity about booking and recall IT system for COVID jabs

Mobi Health News

Amid concerns, healthtech startup Q Doctor launches vaccination booking service for GP practices

Elation Health nabs $40M series C to ramp up support for independent primary care practices

FierceHealthIT

Elation Health nabs $40M series C to ramp up support for independent primary care practices. hlandi. Thu, 12/10/2020 - 11:50

Here's what primary care clinicians say they need to effectively implement telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary care providers in New York City, one of the U.S. With patients afraid to seek care in person and social distancing necessitating as little face-to-face contact as possible, many clinicians pivoted to telehealth – some with more success than others.

Health care’s tech renaissance during the pandemic extends to medical training

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareThe COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least 25 million cases worldwide with a continued spread in the United States, causing global disruption in every sector of society and forcing adaptation to a new normal relying increasingly on technology.

AMA launches physician collaboration to help doctors integrate behavioral health into primary care

FierceHealthIT

AMA launches physician collaboration to help doctors integrate behavioral health into primary care. hlandi. Tue, 10/13/2020 - 10:44

Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans

FierceHealthIT

Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans. pminemyer. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:49

Consumers are embracing pharmacy expansion into primary care, says J.D. Power

FierceHealthIT

Consumers are embracing pharmacy expansion into primary care, says J.D. Power. treed. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:56

Goldman Sachs-backed 98point6 banks $118M to expand virtual primary care

FierceHealthIT

Goldman Sachs-backed 98point6 banks $118M to expand virtual primary care. hlandi. Thu, 10/15/2020 - 17:06

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

HIMSSCast: Primary care docs are adopting new tools, but maintaining the human core

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

We talk about why primary care is important and how technology can only go so far in what is fundamentally a very human field. Expanding access to telehealth is a 'hundreds-of-billion-dollar question' Effectively Implementing Telehealth in Primary Care (from Mathematica).

How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those." " For Prisma Health – which is now the biggest not-for-profit health organization in the state, following the 2017 merger of Palmetto Health and the Greenville Health System – virtual care represents a big opportunity to boost access while also, hopefully, improving quality outcomes and lowering the cost of care delivery.

Fewer than 10% of primary care practices have stabilized operations amid COVID-19 pandemic

FierceHealthIT

Fewer than 10% of primary care practices have stabilized operations amid COVID-19 pandemic. hlandi. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:53

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD lands $2.5M in funding

Mobi Health News

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others

20% of clinicians considering leaving primary care in light of COVID-19-linked financial challenges: survey

FierceHealthIT

20% of clinicians considering leaving primary care in light of COVID-19-linked financial challenges: survey. treed. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 14:22

98point6's $118M Series E for test-based primary care, Savana's $15M Series B for free-text extraction and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Also: JAXJOX's connected home exercise tools bring in a $10 million Series A; Navina collects $7 million for its primary care provider support platform